Trafalgar, Nova Scotia
|Municipality||Municipality of Pictou County |
Saint Marys Municipal District
Halifax Regional Municipality
|• Governing Council||Pictou County Municipal Council|
Saint Marys Municipal District Council
Halifax Regional Council
|Highest elevation||205 m (673 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||120 m (390 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Canadian Postal code|
|Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia|
Trafalgar is a Canadian rural community located inland from Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore. While it is named after the Battle of Trafalgar, it is not pronounced the same as Trafalgar England. Emphasis is on the first syllable traf'-el-GAR.
Porcupine Lake-Trafalgar Forest Fire
During the summer of 1976, a small brush fire of unknown ignition broke out with the fire quickly spreading to surrounding wilderness. It eventually consumed some 32,000 acres (130 km2) of forest. Pilot William Burtt of Dominion Pegasus helicopters was dispatched from Cape Breton Island. Burtt, flying a Bell 206 jet ranger, selflessly provided relentless aerial attack. Through his diligent & heroic actions, Burtt was able to save the lives of a boy scout troop trapped by the fire.